Our Mission Statement

We are an independent firm offering counseling services from our location in Northwest Iowa. Our services provide individuals of all ages the time, space and comfort that enables them to share and explore their stories. Providing guidance through this exploration allows individuals to discover new ideas, resolutions and strategies so they may enjoy personal victories and growth. We are committed to delivering our service with focus, care, respect, passion and support.

 

Our Staff:

“For me, it’s about seeing our clients achieve personal victories.”

Gary_7294WGary Zeutenhorst, ACSW, LISW, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy.

“We are a fairly small organization that believes in treating our clients with a great amount of respect. We work hard to make sure our office provides a comfortable place for those who come here. It really is a chance to explore their stories and to help find the tools that will make them more successful and able to enjoy life.

“Clients can create balance in their lives which reduces stress and gives them more energy. They are able to become more productive in their personal and professional lives. They find motivation to do the things they enjoy while making better choices.”

Gary has special interest and training in treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, Christian counseling, coaching, job/work related stressors, hypnosis and other mental health concerns.

If interested in hypnosis, see resource page for more information. Or, contact Gary at 712-262-6111.

 

 

“Everyone has the answer inside themselves. Sometimes they just need help in finding it.”

Rhonda_7277WRhonda Jager-Pippy, LISW, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, adults, couples and families.

“I believe this is a place that supports people in their personal growth so they feel more capable of dealing with day-to-day issues,” said Rhonda. “Each of us becomes invested in our clients. We are passionate about what we do. I honor and respect those I see, because of their bravery. It is not always easy to take the first step.

“Clients can learn to manage their stress, resolve conflicts. They learn to access their own wisdom and can become more successful in all aspects of their life. Personal relationships become more effective and positive. Clients can discover their underlying beliefs, feelings and responses which gives them an understanding of their behaviors. ”

Rhonda has special interest and training in individual, marital and family therapy, Christian counseling, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, working with children and adolescents and parenting concerns.

 

 

“I have been blessed. I want to pay back and give to others. People are important.”

Terry_7284WTerry Huisman, LMHC, is a state of Iowa licensed clinical mental health counselor credentialed in school and mental health counseling. Terry has training in IATP Self-regulation, neuro-biofeedback, Lifespan Integration Therapy, enhancing his Master level training in both school and community agency mental health.

“Sometimes it’s nice to have someone walking alongside going through life’s challenges,” said Terry.

Since 2006, Terry has assisted people in dealing with grief, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, job and financial issues, anxiety, depression, other mental health concerns and Christian counseling.

 

 

“I want each of my clients to understand that although their journey may be difficult, they do not have to endure it alone.”

SShantel Pausleyhantel Pausley, LMHC, RPT, is a state of Iowa licensed mental health counselor and a registered play therapist with over 5 years of experience working with children, adults, couples and families.

“There may come a time when a gentle, caring hand is needed to make life’s journey more enjoyable. My hope is to help you along your journey. Every person is different, and I tailor my counseling to meet your goals, “said Shantel. “Counseling is a very personal relationship in which we allow others to see our vulnerability. Our office is a safe place where you can feel comfortable building a therapy plan that works for you. As a counselor, I want to empower you to fulfill your potential in becoming who you are meant to be.”

Shantel has special interest and training in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, marriage counseling, Christian counseling, grief and loss issues, foster/pre-adoption/adoption, and trauma. Additionally, Shantel has specialized training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

Shantel is a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA), American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

 

Stacey DeJager, Office manager, will answer any questions you might have and assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of our counseling staff.